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Animation Anecdotes #289
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 18, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #289

“No one will be exactly like Walt,” says Ward Kimball. “He came along with the right mind, at the right time, and he had the talent at just the right point in history. You can’t duplicate it.”

Animation Anecdotes #287
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
November 4, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #287

“He loved ballet, was crazy about ballet,” Bill Scott said of director Bobe Cannon. “He considered animated movement a form of ballet and when he would design a film, it would largely be in terms of ballet motion.”

Animation Anecdotes #283
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
October 7, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #283

From the square dancing magazine Sets in Order, director Chuck Jones wrote, “Cartoonists are strange men in many ways and they have a tendency to look at the world as through a cheap piece of window pane.”

Animation Anecdotes #274
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
August 5, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #274

Gerald Scarfe spent years working with Disney on concept art on the Disney animated feature Hercules (1997). He spent an entire year at his home in Chelsea just concoting characters.

Animation Anecdotes #267
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 17, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #267

“The head honcho at MGM was looking through the financial books one day and said, ‘What the hell is this? What do we need new cartoons for?’ That was his thinking.” – Joe Barbera

Animation Anecdotes #259
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 22, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #259

“Walt, Ub Iwerks and Les Clark get themselves a few laughs over the 1929 antics of Mickey Mouse in a lively short called The Karnival Kid, wherein Mickey enjoys an amusement park.”

Animation Anecdotes #258
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 15, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #258

Talented animator Mark Kausler did the Bugs Bunny sequences in Joe Adamson’s independent short “A Political Cartoon” (1973). Mel Blanc recorded the voice while he was in the hospital with a broken leg.

Animation Anecdotes #255
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 25, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #255

Producer Gary Goldman told about recording actor John Carradine as the voice of the great owl in The Secret of Nimh: Carradine suffered from acute crippling arthritis and that he was on pain killers.

Animation Anecdotes #248
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 5, 2016 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #248

Excerpts from a letter to Bruno Edera by animator Osamu Tezuka, quotes from Jeff Smith, Don Bluth, Walter Lantz, Jessica Rabbit and… Chevy Chase? Another great week of anecdotes.